Dear Santas, Meet up at Monument Square at 7pm Friday the 6th. A couple important things to remember: 1. Bring lights, bells and lots of friends! 2. Congress Street is closed to vehicles, including bikes, which means you may have to walk your bike for a bit depending on how you choose to get to Monument Square. Looking forward to seeing a lot of folks this week! Nikki
We're usually gaming most of the afternoon and some of the evening, post a note in the comments section regarding when you plan to be there and we'll try to coordinate things.
Let's get together and talk about the holidays and all that it means to us. We are often bombarded with advertisements and pressure to participate in the commercialization of the holidays, and many of us are challenged with family issues which can distract from the deeper meaning of this time. We can either be closed to the way things are, thereby creating more suffering, or we can be more open and learn to receive the things that may bring us discomfort. We're looking to find an appropriate talk we can listen to, and will update this when we have one. We'll spend some time checking in and sharing our experiences of mindfulness, listen to a talk, and save some time at the end for a short sitting meditation followed by a discussion of the talk. Please join us in mindful community as we seek to cultivate greater awareness and acceptance, into our lives and into the world.
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.